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Opening Ceremony Video: David Bowie And “Rocket Men” Try To Give You Nightmares


We’ve got our first video from tonight’s London Olympics Opening Ceremony, and it’s the most British nightmare fuel we’ve ever laid eyes on (although, before the night is through, we assume we’ll see plenty more).

This clip from the Ceremony, which was directed by Danny Boyle, features one of England’s pop culture champions, David Bowie, and some Cirque du Soleil-esque folks strapped to rockets. Does any of that make sense? Good. Because it shouldn’t. (This is an Olympic Opening Ceremony, after all.)

Here’s your first (of many) videos from tonight’s festivities.


  • Tomgross

    Isn’t that the man who fell to earth??

  • Fuck

    yes it is, which obviously the writer of this stupid article could not decipher. 

  • Blah

    Cirque du soleil? Those are Ziggy Stardust era Bowie costumes. It makes total sense for a Bowie tribute.

  • Anonymous

    David Bowie rules and that was TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Plus when they played heroes when the Brits came out- I shed a tear… 

  • bowie fan

    i was like spazing out when i saw david bowie on there XD he is like almost dead to this world… its sad…

  • Amazoninblue

    Are you eff-ing kidding me?? Its BOWIE. You know, Ziggy Stardust…? OMG, were you born yesterday? OF COURSE it makes sense that those “Cirque du soleil-esque folks” were strapped to rockets! Nightmares?? That’s the stuff of daydreams, right there! Will someone please quit letting toddlers write these articles?


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